Tesla Robotaxi to Test in China: Report

According to a Chinese media report, Tesla will test Robotaxi in China. With the impressive development of FSD, the company is getting more opportunities to start testing it in various countries around the world.

Elon Musk recently visited China, where he reportedly secured support from the Chinese government. He offered to test the full self-driving (FSD) features of his cars in the Chinese market, using them as “taxis.” According to China Daily sources, the Chinese government may have offered partial support for the plan.

The report mentions that Chinese officials told Musk that China “welcomes Tesla to do some robotaxi tests in the country” and hopes it will “set a good example.” It is worth noting that the authorities did not immediately approve the widespread use of FSD, but only allowed testing.

Tesla Robotaxi is an ambitious project. To implement it, it is necessary to achieve full self-driving. The technology can then be installed in Tesla cars. During the time when cars are not in use by their owners, they could operate as robotaxis, earning money. For this purpose, the company is developing a specially dedicated vehicle: Robotaxi. The presentation of the new generation vehicle is scheduled for August 8, according to Musk.

On April 20, Baidu held a press conference to announce its collaboration with several companies, including Tesla, to launch its advanced lane-level navigation system. Several media outlets have reported that this particular collaboration will help clear an important regulatory hurdle for FSD to enter China. The two companies began their partnership in 2020 and have now expanded it.

All intelligent driving systems must be qualified in China before they can operate on public roads. Foreign companies need to partner with licensed domestic companies, something Tesla has achieved with Baidu.

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